Friday, April 30, 2010

Tillman Alexander

It's a boy!!  This is the money shot!

He looks like he is blowing bubbles, but that is the umbilical cord!

Looks a bit strange, but they say it is normal since Tillman doesn't have any fat yet!

Video to come of the ultrasound!  The anatomy scan went very well.  Everything is normal, and we are so thankful for that!! 

Divine Children's Show is Coming to Charleston!

Attention all Mrs. Pregnants in the Lowcountry and Lowcountry Moms (grandmas, aunties and daddies).  Charleston’s First "The Divine Children's Show" will be in town May 11th-12th at the Charleston Area Convention Center (5055 International Blvd). 

Get out your check book ladies (they accept Visa and Mastercard too)!  This is time to stock up on the finest children's clothes at deeply discounted prices.  If you don't have children, I am sure you have been invited to a baby shower or will be soon, as everyone is pregnant right now.  This would be an excellent sale to attend and stock up on baby shower gifts as well.  So, there is something for everyone!

Here's the Spring 2010 Overstocks brands for the sale:
Charleston, you are not going to believe this amazing inventory! It is truly fabulous with all of your favorite lines: Castles & Crowns, Three Mommas, Kate & Libby, Wish Upon a Star, Dolce Mia, Baa Baa Clothing, Anita G, Tea Collection, E-Land, Charlie Rocket, Sweet Potatoes, Bailey Boys, Mary James and MORE, MORE, MORE! Most items are under $35! You do not want to miss it!

Tuesday, May 11th - Preview Night
Grandparent Preview Show:7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(volunteering and promoting the event will also get you into the preview sale)

Wednesday, May 12th - Public Shop
9:00 am - 8:00 pm


Now, how's that for a Fashion Friday post?  See you at the sale!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

So Sleepy....

Not sure if being overly excited about the tomorrow's anatomy scan has worn me out or if our little one is zapping my energy with a growth spurt, but I went to bed at 7:30 last night. 

I could have gone to bed much sooner, but Nick and I ran some errands last night.  I thought that I was fine to go, but on the way to Lowe's, I was pretty much was asleep, and when in Lowe's, I was walking around the place like a zombie!  Nick finally let me stay with the cart...parked, and he did the running around the store!  I must say, he was rather patient with me!!

When we got home, I was pretty much was negotiating my way out of dinner.  I was going to sit at the table at least but gave up!  I got my bath (pretty much was asleep) and went straight to bed.  On a normal night, I usually take a 30 minute bath, so you know I am tired when I get out of the bath before the water got cold!

I felt like a little kid because Nick came in the room and told me good night ("tucked me in") and turned out the lights just like my parents used to do!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

19 Weeks

I received my weekly update from Tuesday right after I had written the post, "Tight Tummy!" When I saw the opening picture, I thought, no wonder I feel this way! Look at this poor child! It looks like it is in training to be a future contortionist! This baby needs some room!

Here's what had to say about our little one this week.
"Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.
Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid."

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tight Tummy!

Yesterday, I just could not get full.  By lunch time, I had eaten everything I had brought for the day!  Since I had a late light meeting, I knew I had to get something extra to eat, so I opted for soup and a biscuit.  After eating that, I had a sever case of "Tight Tummy" (as I call it). 

Man, I have heard of women talking about their baby growing (thus stretching their belly and skin), and they say their skin feels like it is going to rip.  I wasn't sure how that was going to feel.  Yesterday, I think I got a taste. 

My tummy felt extremely hard and my skin was super tight.  The worst position for me was to sit down.  Standing or laying down (positions to stretch out the tummy and give it some room) felt the most comfortable.

Of course, being me, I analysed the situation (to death).  I wonder if I misunderstood the "desire" for "hunger pains." I have been drinking water regularly, so I am just unsure if food was really what I needed. 
OR, was I hungry, but it is coming that time where my stomach is cramped and has less room, and I can't eat as much.  If that is the case, then should I eat smaller but more calorie dense foods? 

My menu yesterday
-Two Eggos (Breakfast, 6:30 AM)
-Snack Bag of Rice Cakes (7:30AM)
-Banana (9:00 AM)
-Banana (11:30 AM)
-Cup of Soup and Biscuit (12:30 PM)
-Pork Chop, Mac & Cheese (Dinner, 7:30 PM)
-I might have had 1 2 3 4 powdered donuts for an evening snack (I  know what you are thinking....give me a break people!)

Monday, April 26, 2010

"You ain't havin' no baby...are you?"

Well, this week people have started directly asking me if I am having a baby (I guess that is better than wondering or whisper about it to others!).  It is the most random people too!  What has been really great is the people always say what a blessing it is, and they often tell me about their pregnancy and children. 

I have had a few people touch my "belly" and even one person kiss it!

How the conversation usually starts....

"You ain't havin' no baby...are you?"  I reply "yes! Due in September."  "Well you know; I've been wanting to ask for a while, but with you being all petite and all, you can really tell!"

"I would like to ask you something."  (pull me aside in a whisper voice..totally "sketched out" at this point).  "In my country it is a blessing to be pregnant, are you have a baby?"  My reply "Yes, due in September!" (secretly relieved she didn't ask anything else that would be overly  personal.)  "Oh that is so nice, I've been wondering, but in this country women get offended easily by that question, but I think it is just wonderful!"  Honestly, she is right.  If you aren't pregnant and packing on the lbs, it is not a great question to ask of someone.  I don't mind it now that I am pregnant, but could only imagine my reaction if I weren't.  That would send me straight to Weight Watcher and into a total "tail spin!"

 "Is that beer or is that a baby?" (A man asked me this...of course). Nick looked at the guy like he was crazy (and really brave). I "pissedly" giggled and said "It's a baby."  This comment has to be one of the rudest so far!  I almost wish I could have said I wasn't pregnant just to get that guy's goat!

Warning: Be careful what you say to pregnant ladies!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Save the Date! May 20th

I would like invite all Mrs. Pregnant in the Lowcountry and Soirées & Shenanigans readers to a private shopping party at Colleton's Fine Clothing!  I have spoke of Colleton's on both blogs (Here and Here).
Please save the date for May 20th around 6PM (This is a Thursday).

Colleton's is located at 248 E Washington Street in downtown Walterboro.  Walterboro is 45 minutes away from Charleston and 30 minutes (I think) from Beaufort and Summerville. 
Let me know if you are interested in coming by commenting.  We already have 4 5 in our group for the event.   Also, feel free to invite others. Food and drinks are provided with the party. I also have seen that 20% off is available, but I want to double check on that!!
Here are some other cute things she has in the shop now!

For a full slide show, click here!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I hear there will come a time....

I got an email from my friend, Jennifer, a few weeks back...

"This may be odd, but I feel its my obligation to tell you….I know you enjoy granny panties (I hope she was kidding?) and the Old Navy maternity brief is AWESOME!!! When I was full term I ordered two packs when they were on sale, and I had a coupon. They are right after the baby when things are puffy and tender (I could go into explanation, but its not something best read in an e-mail...what is to come?!?!). They are super comfy and wash up well.
I HIGHLY recommend at least ordering one set.(Old Navy Maternity Briefs)"

Also, I read (on my blog roll!), they had a post about Maternity Panties....say it ain't so!  Their post starts out by saying "There comes a point in every woman’s pregnancy when absolutely everything you owned pre-pregnancy stops fitting and yes, that includes your underwear."

Their top pick for maternity underwear is also from Old Navy.  They suggest the Maternity Low Rise Bikinis.  Click their blog link to see what other picks were chosen. 

Say it ain't so!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Week 18...154 days to go!

This week I have started getting really anxious about knowing what we're having.  I'm ready to start planning and getting the house set up.  Just knowing that we could tell the sex of our little one at this time just makes me really want to know!
Also this week I ran into a girl who is due the same week I am.  She is really showing (she has a baby bump for sure).  When I saw her, I'm sure she thought that I was looking at her as "a deer in the headlights." My worry began.  All the thoughts of "am I still pregnant," "is our baby thriving as it should," "have I done something to hurt it," and even the thought of "am I even pregnant" all came to mind.
When I asked one of the OB nurses I know, she just laughed at me.  I guess it is silly, but I'm not a nurse and have certainly never been pregnant before.  She told me I was lucky that I wasn't showing too much yet.  I know in three months when I am HUGE, I may look back on this moment and laugh, but I'm not there yet.  She did say that she was used to crazy pregnant ladies, and that she was sure everything was fine, as I haven't experienced any bleeding and have gained some weight (although the weight at this point just makes me look fat...not that baby bump look..yet). 
I can't wait for my appointment on the 30th.  Four weeks between appointments is too long for me.  I am ready to see the heart beat again, learn the sex of our baby, and begin planning for the arrival! 

Here's what had to say this week about the little one!
"Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound."

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Social Calendar Dilemma-How to plan past September 2010?

As many people have told me "it is the end of the world as you know it!" I've kind of brushed/laughed this comment off when I have heard it because it kind of gets me down (people also told us then when we got married, but I don't regret doing that). Nick and I are really going to try to keep our schedules the same (as much as possible). We do know that modifications will need to be made of course, but we don't want our child to be a "crutch" or "excuse." We want to refrain as much as possible from saying "we can't do that, we have a child" and "sorry we're late, you know we have a child." I know we will have to say these things every once in a while, but I don't want our social life to turn into no life just because we have a little one.

Often times this happens, you see your friends a lot, and then after the baby, you barely know who these people are anymore!

Nick and I have proactively planned some things for the end of the year to keep us from saying the forbidden statements above.  We plan to have Thanksgiving at our house again and plan to go to Ohio during the holidays. 

We were talking about this fact on the way home from dinner on Sunday night. We had met a group of friends for dinner. I was trying to imagine myself if we'd had a kid already. I thought to myself that I thought it would still be appropriate to take the child in tow to this particular restaurant (Basil). While at dinner, we spoke of a friend getting married in November 2010, and this would be a wedding that we would need to travel to (Virginia).

While on our drive home, we talked about the wedding. Our child would barely be two months old by the time of the wedding. Do we leave him or her with grandma or take our little one in tow? I don't want to be that mother that abandons their child at grandma's, but I also don't want to be the only person that brings a child to a wedding (I have no idea if the little one will even be on the invite). Then we thought Nick could stay in the room with the child, and I would attend the wedding (I absolutely don't think it is appropriate to bring an unpredictable child to a ceremony); then he could meet up with me at the reception. Would I look like a bad mother if I brought my child to a noisy event (where I am sure there will be lots of fun and of course drinking) past their bedtime? Would I be "that guest" that everyone stares and talks about?

This wedding has really been on my mind, as I have no idea what to do.  This is a VERY good friend, and I wouldn't want to miss it for the world.

Any advice from the mothers out there? Any advice of what I should expect from (judgment) those who haven't had children yet (currently like myself)? HELP...what a social calendar dilemma!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Baby Clubs

Once you know you are pregnant and right after you sign up for daycare, you should sign up for every baby club possible (I hear).  Companies will send you lots of great coupons, freebies, and samples.  Below are a few that I have signed up for lately.

To all the moms out there: post any other baby clubs you know about that I haven't listed.  You know, I'm new at this, so I haven't found them all! :-)

Enfamil- Click Here

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spendin' My Bucks in the Boro...

Happy Friday!  I am excited for the weekend.  As soon as I get off of work I'm headed to Walterboro for a shopping adventure at Colleton's Fine Clothing!  If you follow me on Soirées & Shenanigans, you know that I really like this store.  My friend (and blog follower), MM, got me hooked on this store.

The wonderful thing about Colleton's is Ansley, the owner, gets small runs of things.  It has more of a boutique feel.  Also, since it is in Walterboro, I don't have to worry about someone else having the same outfit (Remember showing up to church on Easter Sunday with the great dress from Belk just to find that four other people at church thought it was great too??)!

I've been chatting with the store over email to see what would work from their monthly email during my pregnancy (the store sends out an email with photos of new items).  Here's what I'm going to get this afternoon to add to my "baby bump" clothing!

Reader note: Colleton's doesn't sell maternity, but some styles will allow me to wear it through my pregnancy.  So when I am asked "is that maternity," my answer can remain the same-"NO!" :-)

Here's the reply from Colleton's...
Okay, these are the ones that will work with growing baby belly:)
Deep V Neck Dress would be AWESOME with black or brown leggings and gold cute!

Great bright Summer tops and would be perfect (that's what I like to hear!)

Perfect Summer white top- it is big through middle

A few of us are getting together in May for a "private shopping party" at Colleton's!  Let me know if you are interested. Ansley request we do in on a Thursday night.  I'd love to have a blogging buddy get-together!  Colleton's will provide food and drinks!  What a party!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Week 17

I think our baby must be growing A LOT this week.  I feel extra tired at night, and my bed time has been around 7:30 the last few nights.  Either that, or I am taking advantage of going to be early...either way, I'm getting plenty of sleep! says our baby is the size of a turnip this week!  Each week, Nick has been calling our baby the "size object" of the week.  He asked "how's our little avocado was doing this morning."  I had to correct him, as it is a turnip this week (not the prettiest veggie on the block!).

Here's what else we learned this week about the baby (I love how "shares the love" between both sexes.  They call it she one week and the next he!)
"Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop."

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mommy Necklace

For my birthday, Nick got me a Pandora necklace.  I've seen the bracelets, but not the necklaces before.  He went to great lengths to get this necklace.  To hear him tell the story, I really feel bad!

He and my mom talked about what I would like.  He wanted to get me something related to our child.  My mom full warned him that I HATE those necklaces with the stick people (similar to the stickers you see here on everyone's here).
After much discussion he decided on the Pandora necklace.  On March 31st (my birthday is April 1st), he was running late and had to swing by the Pandora store in Charleston Place.  He was in between jobs, so he had this little HUGE thing attached to his truck...a trailer (this thing is so big The Town of Seabrook Island uses it in the 4th of July parade).  He was searching for a parking place downtown with a trailer, so he had to find two spaced back to back that he could pull into!  He ended up on Broad Street (1/2 mile away from Charleston Place).  He "booked" it to Pandora after parking.

Once at Pandora, he worked with the sales lady to put together a September combination!  Since Blue Sapphire is the birthstone of September, he went with a deep blue bead and two spacer beads on the side!

I thought he did really well with the necklace.  I call this my "mommy necklace!"  I hope to add a few beads in the future if we are fortunate enough to have one or two more children!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stuggling with Prenatal Vitamins

I was fortunate to receive some samples of prenatal vitamins when I found out I was pregnant.  The first vitamins I tried were Prenate Elite.  These vitamins I had zero trouble with, and they settled very well in the first trimester.  I changed vitamins right at the second trimester.  The last couple of weeks of my first trimester and the first couple of weeks in the second were my roughest times (so far, who knows what is to come) with...well...throwing up!  The vitamin I am taking now is Concept OB

The option of wasting the vitamins is out of the question.  I'll suffer through something before wasting the whole box!  One of my girl friends suggested, switching up my schedule.  Before, I took my vitamin in the morning.  Now, I am taking it before bed.  This seems to work much better, but I tend to forget about taking them more now! 

When Dr. Villers first spoke of prenatal vitamins, she would always say "take the one that you can hold down."  I really didn't know what she meant until I switched pills.  Now, it is all clear!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Traveling during the 2nd Trimester is best...

Beyond, I've subscribe to weekly pregnancy updates from MUSC's website (Pregnancy Podcast).  Dr. Jill Mauldin sends you an email each week with a short recorded message (audio). 

On week 14's message, she welcomed me into my second trimester and spoke about traveling (see bottom of post for transcript). Nick and I had already been wondering about traveling.  We have planned several trips over the next few months to make sure we have a little fun before our little one arrives.  These podcast have been great because she always addresses things that are on my mind at the time.  After hearing this message we planned two trips right away.  I also spoke with Dr. Villers about traveling.  She suggested I take a baby aspirin before hitting the road (to help prevent blood clots), and getting out to stretch every two-three hours. 

This weekend we went to Baxley, GA to visit Nick's cousin's (Jenni) family.  It was our first time going, and it wasn't a bad drive at all (3 to see lots of country).  Jenni's daughter was turning two, and had a tutu party!  All the little ones were very cute in their tutus. 

Transcript to weekly Podcast
"I can only imagine that as you are getting into the 2nd trimester and you are feeling better, you want to get out of the house – and perhaps even out of town!
Traveling is best done during the second trimester. Actually, most things are best done during the 2nd trimester. You feel better. The nausea is gone. You have more energy. And your abdomen has not grown so large that you are uncomfortable.
First things first. When you are in the car, you must wear your seat belt – both the lap and shoulder belts. Nothing will protect you more than wearing your seat belts and having the air bags in place. You really do need both! When in the car, place your lap belt under your belly and place the shoulder belt between your breasts. Also, push your seat back as far as you can, but where you can safely still reach the brake pedal.
When you are traveling for an extended period of time, remember to get up and walk around about every hour and ½. This is important. You’ll be more comfortable and it will keep the blood circulating in your legs to minimize the chance of a blood clot forming."

Friday, April 9, 2010

GIVE AWAY over on Soirées & Shenanigans-Enter Today!

Click Here to head to the give away post ($25 gift certificate to Oak Steakhouse)!

Is that Maternity You're Wearing? NO...well, yes.

Today is the first day I am sporting maternity all the way!  I've got my maternity jeans and a maternity t-shirt on!  I think you can really tell I look pregnant today since these clothes really let you hang it all out.  When wearing regular clothes, I feel those help keep things in.

All of my jeans are pretty fitted, so I knew those would be the first to go!  I actually don't mind maternity jeans all that much.  The ones that I have look like real jeans.  It has a faux zipper, and you just pull the on like sweatpants.The only thing I have trouble with is tugging on the to keep them up.  I am supporting a major sag today!

I really have been conscious about wearing maternity clothes too soon (call me crazy).  First off, I find most of them very unattractive, and second, I don't want have to wear them just to wear them.

I have some big tops that I have been wearing, and since people know that I am pregnant, they'll ask "oh, is that maternity?" I make sure to tell them NO, and feel as though I need to explain (Silly?  Probably, Yes).  I guess I'll need to get over that feeling, because the answer will soon be yes for all of my outfits!

Well, that is my Fashion Friday update!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Purses for Preemies: Support a GREAT cause!

When people ask me "where are you delivering?" I confidently say "MUSC!"

MUSC Women and Infant Services being attached to MUSC Children's Hospital is the main reason I am choosing to deliver at MUSC.  MUSC Children's Hospital has the ONLY Level 4 NNICU (neonatal ICU) in the Lowcountry.  If anything were to go wrong with our child during delivery, I would never be separated from my baby.

When going to March of Dimes event, I hear these horror stories of moms delivering their babies at other Charleston hospitals, and their child had complications.  Their child was airlifted or transported to MUSC Children's Hospital while the mom was left at the other hospital to recover.  Their husband rushes to MUSC Children's Hospital to be with the baby, and the mom is left wondering if everything is ok and is separated from her family.  This circumstance is the #1 reason why I am proud to say "I'm delivering at MUSC!!"

The cutting edge research MUSC does The March of Dimes helps fund it through research grants.  March of Dimes does fundraising events through out the year help "to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality."  MUSC Women and Infant Service and MUSC Children's Hospital are teaming up tomorrow to help raise funds for the March of Dimes in their 1st Annual Purses for Preemies Sale.  See the below flyer.  Come out and "Shop Til You Drop" for a wonderful cause.  I hear they have well over 1,000 purses!  Even Ayoka Lucas (local fashion expert) has "tweeted" and promoted the event! 

Here is a video of the parent ambassior for March of Dimes walk coming up on April 24th, 2010 in Cannon Park, downtown.  Maggie Thompson is now an employee of MUSC after her patient / family experience at MUSC.  After listening to her story, I know that I am delivering in the right place and for me, no other hospital in the Lowcoutry can compare (get your tissues out before watching)! 

Pregnancy Brain

It has already been one of those days. I forgot my lunch (dang it). I know exactly where it is...on the table, at home, packed and ready.

Since being pregnant, I feel forgetful about a lot of things. These things range from completely burning our supper on the stove to not remembering things I am about to say (don't worry; I won't forget to eat lunch!).

When I am around "moms," they say "just wait, this is only going to get worse." Many women complain about pregnancy brain, but there is little research out there to say if it is really a such thing (those researchers better watch out, us pregnant ladies are going to get them)!

Research suggests that women have a lot on their minds when pregnant and are generally tired, which in any circumstance effects memory.

I've had to begin writing down to-do-list and schedule appointments just to remind me to pay a bill. I'm sure this is only preparing me for when the little one comes. I probably will have sleep deprivation for the next 30 years!

If you are interested in this topic further, here are a few articles:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

16 Weeks-baby bump, baby bump, where are you?

Here's me at 16 weeks in my Easter dress. The dress isn't materinty, but I think I can wear it for a large part of the pregnancy. It's an Ann Taylor Loft dress. I found it on clearance back in February for $20 (what a deal)!

Hands or no hands, I don't think you can see the baby bump all that much in the picture, but it is there (ask my pants).  In person you can tell (kind of).  As one person told me to my face, "if I didn't know you were pregnant, I would just think, wow, Meredith has gained some weight!"  Got to love those comments.  I know there was nothing meant by it, but when you already feel fat, you just don't want to hear that!

Here is what had to say about week 16.
"Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length . Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails." 

Just in case I needed a reality check about being pregnant without the cute baby bump...I just got one (literally)!  There is nothing like starting out your day with vomit in your hair!  I'm going to love smelling that all day.  I tried to wash 1/2 my hair in the bathroom sink (at less), but yuck! The joys of pregnancy!  So at least I will "smell" pregnant even without that cute baby bump!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Blue Water Slushy = My Slurpee = My CRAVING

There is nothing like a gas station slushy!  I have been pulling into a gas station about once a week to get a Blue Water Slushy (I don't know if these are blue water drinks or if the gas station is called Blue Water, but that is what the cup says).  I grew up on going to Kmart and getting an Icee for being good, so I am no stranger to these awesome, turn your whole mouth red, brain-freezing drinks.

I seem to have a craving for these lately.  I really crave sweets and cold items.  Drinking ice water during the day gets me through work, but on the ride home, I "need" a slushy!  It feels like a treat since I have cut out soda (except when going out to dinner), and since we really don't have a working ice maker at our house (another story).

On Friday, we were at a friend's house.  On our way to get in the car, I told Nick to take me by Sonic to get a slushy.  When we turned on the car, it was 10:30, so I thought it was ok (not really) to just go on home.  When we got home, I drank some sweet tea.  I guess that hit the spot (not really), but I still "needed" a slushy.  Well, the story doesn't continue to tell you that we jumped back in the car to hit up the local gas station.  We just went to bed.
However, I thought about wanting a slushy all weekend long, and then yesterday (when I was by myself) I wheeled into the gas station at the corner of Folly and Hwy 17 to get a SLUSHY!  Let me tell you, I didn't just get the small; I opted for the EXTRA LARGE!
The very nice cashier and I are two more stops away from being on a first name basis.  The first time I went there, I filled the cup up way too much causing a huge mess on the machine (I cleaned it up...). The second trip, she had a difficult lottery customer a head of me, and she used me as a vent source.  Then this time, I thought I cleaned up my mess, but my cup was a mess when I sat it on the counter.  She kindly wiped it all up for me (I felt like a two year old) and told me that if I got this on my clothes, it wasn't coming out!  Next time, we are going to trade phone numbers and ask about due dates (She's a Mrs. Pregnant too).

So, I tell you all of this to let you know that the cravings are silly and make you feel crazy.  I think this drink has a ridiculous  amount of sugar in it.  I'm going to ask Dr. Villers if I can sub a Slurpee for my 28 week glucose test instead of drinking that yucky (I hear) orange drink! 
I know this is a while a way, but I've marked my calendar for this already! 
July 11th - Get a FREE Slurpee at 7 Eleven on Slurpee Day 2010

Kmart-Free Folic Acid to Expectant Mothers

The March of Dimes and its national partner, Kmart,  are helping educate women about healthy pregnancies. Kmart pharmacies across the U.S. will provide one free month of folic acid to expectant mothers. From March 28 through May 1, customers can obtain folic acid when they fill their prescription at their local Kmart. Additionally, over-the-counter folic acid is available as part of this promotion.

Thanks Renee for sending this info to all us Mrs. Pregnants!

Monday, April 5, 2010

And the Winners are....

Jen W-Eating Well When You're Expecting book

Liz Schreiner-What to Expect Before You're Expecting book

Thanks to each of you that entered the give away, became follwers, and fowarded this blog to friends.  I hope to do another give away soon.  Look this week or next on Soirées & Shenanigans for a give away (I've ran this give away by a few people, so I think you're going to really like it!). 

Friday, April 2, 2010

My First Trimester Screening Video (Professional done!)

As many of you know from reading, I had my First Trimester Screening a few weeks ago.  I posted a video I took of the results and a clip of the actual ultrasound.  Well, MUSC is using some of my flip videos for a section on their website call "My Story."  Of course "My Story" is "My Pregnancy."   Some of my videos will be posted on's video section (Click here).  Check out the below video.  It captures other parts of the ultrasound/first trimester screening that I didn't post originally.

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope your weekend is filled with lots of fun, love, and family! 

Oh! Don't forget about the give away! Click Here!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hosting My First "Mrs. Pregnant in the Lowcountry" Give Away

It is my BIRTHDAY!  Yes, I have the pleasure of being an April Fool's baby, and no, there isn't a joke I haven't heard regarding it!  I thought since it was my birthday, I would host a "give away"...actually two! 

I have two books.  One for you ladies who are pregnant and the other for you ladies who would some day like to be pregnant (so I hope I've got something for everyone)!

Click Here to review the Eating Well When You're Expecting book.
This book is a step by step guide on eating right during your pregnancy.  It even has a ton of recipes!

Click Here to review the What to Expect Before You're Expecting book.
This book is "a step-by-step" guide to making a baby, including prepping for conception, boosting your fertility, and adjusting your lifestyle, timing sex of baby success, and more."

Both of these book are by the same author of the popular book, "What to Expect When You're Expecting."

So, you're probably wondering how to enter....Here are all possible ways!
(I'm not going to chase around to see if you have done these things below.  I'm going to take your word for it...just remember "Girl Scouts Honor" (that's with three fingers!))
1 entry-Leave a comment stating which book you would like (if you want both books, comment twice on this post)
1 entry-become a follower of Mrs. Pregnant in the Lowcountry (leave another comment on this post stating you are or have become a follower)
1 entry-head over to my other blog, Soirées & Shenanigans, and become a follower (leave a comment on this post stating that you have done this)
1 entry-spread the word about Mrs. Pregnant in the Lowcountry by emailing this post to a friend (click the envelope at the end of the post), post to your blog, Facebook or Tweet this post (leave a comment on this post stating which or all that you have entry for each).

Give Away closes on Sunday night.  The winner will be announced Monday AM (winner, please send contact info when you're announced)! I will use a random number generator to pick the winner!  Good luck to each of you!

**book can be mailed to anyone in the continental US.